Steve Burke (footballer)

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Steve Burke
Personal information
Full name Steven James Burke[1]
Date of birth (1960-09-29) 29 September 1960 (age 56)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Left winger
Youth career
Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1979 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
1979–1986 Queens Park Rangers 67 (5)
1983 Millwall (loan) 7 (1)
1984 Notts County (loan) 5 (0)
1985 Lincoln City (loan) 5 (0)
1986 Brentford (loan) 10 (1)
1986–1988 Doncaster Rovers 57 (8)
1988 Stockport County (loan) 5 (0)
Total 156 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steven James "Steve" Burke (born 29 September 1960) is an English former footballer who played 156 games in the Football League.[2] He played as a left winger.

Playing career[edit]

Burke was born in Nottingham, and came through the ranks at Nottingham Forest. His only first-team appearance was on 20 October 1976, while still a schoolboy aged 16 years 22 days, as a substitute in the Anglo-Scottish Cup against Ayr United.[3] He moved on to Second Division club Queens Park Rangers in September 1979 for a fee of £125,000, and made his debut in the Football League on 7 September in a 3–0 win at home to Fulham.[4] He played quite frequently at the beginning of his QPR career, and came on as substitute in the 1982 FA Cup Final replay, which QPR lost to Tottenham Hotspur.[5] He had several loan spells towards the end of his QPR career – at Millwall from October to December 1983,[6] at Notts County from October to December 1984,[7] at Lincoln City from August to September 1985, and at Brentford from March to May 1986[8] – before leaving the club at the end of the 1985–96 season on a free transfer to Doncaster Rovers.[9] He finished his League career with two seasons at Doncaster, including a loan spell at Stockport County.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Steve Burke profile". DoncasterRovers.co.uk. Forward Productions. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Steve Burke". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Players B". The Bridport Red Archive. Archived from the original on 2008-09-07. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Westerberg, Kenneth. "1979/80" (Excel spreadsheet). QPRNet. Ron Norris. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Fort, Didier (15 February 2006). "England – FA Cup Finals 1946–2000". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Westerberg, Kenneth. "1983/84" (Excel spreadsheet). QPRNet. Ron Norris. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Westerberg, Kenneth. "1984/85" (Excel spreadsheet). QPRNet. Ron Norris. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  8. ^ Westerberg, Kenneth. "1985/86" (Excel spreadsheet). QPRNet. Ron Norris. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  9. ^ Westerberg, Kenneth. "1986/87" (Excel spreadsheet). QPRNet. Ron Norris. Retrieved 21 October 2010.